Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Chief Arvind Kejriwal Friday said if the air quality in the national capital doesn’t improve in the next 2-3 days, he will take a call on extending the Odd-Even scheme on Monday, November 18.
Addressing a press conference in Delhi, Kejriwal praised the people for their voluntary participation in the scheme. “We are quite concerned about pollution. I congratulate the people of Delhi for their voluntary participation. As per the forecast, air quality is likely to improve. We don’t want to cause unnecessary trouble. We will take a call on whether to enforce one more round of odd-even on Monday,” he said.
Kejriwal also launched a Mukhya Mantri septic tank safai yojana in the national capital. Announcing the decision, he said, “Many people construct septic tanks in areas where sewer lines haven’t reached. Very often we get to hear about the deaths of workers. And most of these companies are illegal and they don’t provide safety gears to workers. We are launching Mukhya Mantri septic tank safai yojana. Tendering will be done by next month. The govt will carry out the cleaning of septic tanks for free. DJB trucks will be deployed for this purpose.”